A loan of $125 helped to buy ingredients for her food business.


Alma's story

Alma E. is from the village of Saray in Iligan City. She is 36 years old. Alma is married and has 1 school-aged child. To make a living, Alma makes and sells snacks and other delicacies in the local community. Alma has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 3000 PHP a month from these activities. In 2009, Alma joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Alma is requesting a new loan of 5000 PHP which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale. This loan will be the 1st loan taken out by Alma from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business. About HSPFI: HSPFI is one of accredited partners of Opportunity International in the Philippines. It is based in Cagayan de Oro City and is reaching out to the poor households of Northern Mindanao. *Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, we created this template for our field staff to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.



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